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#859878 - 22nd Feb 2014 7:34am Samsung's Galaxy S5
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#859960 - 22nd Feb 2014 3:09pm Re: Samsung's Galaxy S5 [Re: Willo_]
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And then 2 months down the line a different version.
I'm a Samsung person but I'm not happy with the variations they dish out.
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#860018 - 22nd Feb 2014 6:37pm Re: Samsung's Galaxy S5 [Re: Mark]
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And then 2 months down the line a different version.
I'm a Samsung person but I'm not happy with the variations they dish out.


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#860039 - 22nd Feb 2014 7:38pm Re: Samsung's Galaxy S5 [Re: Willo_]
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I agree with you Mark. I am happy with my S3. My girlfriend has the S4. Its a good phone but not much of a leap from the S3. I expect the S5 wont exactly be a quantum leap ahead either.

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#860242 - 23rd Feb 2014 4:24pm Re: Samsung's Galaxy S5 [Re: KevinFinity]
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I'm hoping it will be great.
I got the note 2 as the S4 was out of stock - big mistake.
Want the S5 to be amazing :-)

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#861721 - 2nd Mar 2014 9:47am Re: Samsung's Galaxy S5 [Re: Willo_]
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All smartphones are virtually identical - minor cosmetic and changes in gimmick based 'apps' and that's it. None of them are smart enough to keep themselves charged for more than a few hours before you are connecting them to a charger again.

They are too big for the pocket, but the screens - big as they are, are too small to watch videos on comfortably and doing this flattens the battery even faster anyway. I found with mine I was missing calls. By the time I had extracted it from my pocket, enabled the touchscreen and selected 'Accept call' the caller had rung off!

I've ditched mine in favour of the simplest, smallest clamshell phone I can find. Speech and texts, and thats IT! It gets charged once every couple of weeks - at MY convenience not that of the phone's - and my life is lot more hassle free as a result. When it rings, I take it from my pocket flip it open and start talking. No stupid touchscreen and no missed calls.

If, on odd occasions, I want a bigger screen for maps or to show someone photos or a video, say, I use a tablet. Horses for courses. A phone is a phone. Why try to cram it with stupid facilities you are rarely if ever going to need or use?



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#861723 - 2nd Mar 2014 9:57am Re: Samsung's Galaxy S5 [Re: Willo_]
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Why buy a bmw when a ford Mondeo will do.
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#861741 - 2nd Mar 2014 10:57am Re: Samsung's Galaxy S5 [Re: Willo_]
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Someone must of not giving him jam in his doughnut omg

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#861762 - 2nd Mar 2014 1:09pm Re: Samsung's Galaxy S5 [Re: Willo_]
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Why have a 42" HD tv when a black and white 14" does the job of displaying broadcast tv?.

To use Excoriator's own words. Horses for courses. I use a mulitude of my smartphones functions every day for work and pleasure. Making calls and texting are not a priority. It suits my needs perfectly. I don't ever wish to go back to my old Nokia 3210 as I suspect the majority of people dont. Thats why I put up with a shorter battery life. I can live with charging it overnight when im asleep anyway.
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#861810 - 2nd Mar 2014 3:33pm Re: Samsung's Galaxy S5 [Re: Willo_]
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I'm not disputing the popularity of these things with people who prefer gimmickry to convenience. Merely that they are a craze that will pass, if it hasn't passed it's peak already.

Why get a bmw when a ford mondeo will do? Well the reason is that a BMW probably is a better car than a Mondeo. In the case of smartphones they are NOT better for the reasons I've mentioned above. Cramming them with facilities which you rarely if ever use makes it a WORSE phone not a better one. It is a FAR less convenient phone than a cheap clamshell.

I ditched my smartphone because I wanted something BETTER not WORSE.

Certainly charging the damn things twice a day - which is what these flashy devices demand if you use them to any extent - I find is a quite unacceptable level of hassle!





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